Over 40 representatives, comprised of staff, musicians, and volunteers from orchestras throughout the state, will gather to discuss a multitude of topics ranging from fundraising and media relations to volunteerism and venue selection. Representatives from the League of American Orchestras, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, M Magazine, and other organizations will serve as guest speakers and panelists at the workshop.
The Association of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestras serves as a resource for the growth and appreciation of orchestra music in the state of Wisconsin. The Association promotes and facilitates the exchange of ideas among the various state orchestras and their affiliate organizations by holding periodic educational conferences and by providing a structured network. Orchestra staff, musicians, and volunteers from throughout Wisconsin meet annually to discuss the issues facing their organizations.
The Wisconsin Philharmonic has dedicated over 60 years to bringing exceptional symphonic music and cultural experiences to Waukesha County and surrounding communities. As one of the most seasoned and successful orchestras in southeast Wisconsin, the organization presents five to six subscription concerts annually at various Waukesha County locations, including: Carroll University, the Oconomowoc Arts Center, and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The Wisconsin Philharmonic also facilitates educational opportunities and scholarship programs for students throughout the area.
The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary cultural arts center that offers performances by regional and touring groups, and arts education. Wisconsin artists are showcased at the Hidden River Art Festival in September and in the Ploch Art Gallery with five exhibitions each year. The Wilson Center for the Arts is just minutes west of Milwaukee, nestled in Brookfield's Mitchell Park south of 198th & Capitol Drive. For information about the Wilson Center call (262) 781-9470.
The Wisconsin Philharmonic and Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to partner with one another for this workshop to help orchestras work together and look to the future. Additionally, each organization is providing AWSO workshop participants with complimentary tickets to the Friday evening and Sunday afternoon performances being held at the Wilson Center.
For more information on the AWSO, visit www.wiscsym.org. To learn about The Wisconsin Philharmonic and Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, visit www.wisconsinphilharmonic.org and www.wilson-center.com.